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Tuesday, November 24, 2009


We are reading The Jesus Storybook Bible each night prior to bedtime and tonight's chapter ended in a rather memorable conversation between Gabrielle and me. We were discussing the devil which perplexed Gabrielle. I then said "You know, Satan. Sometimes he is called the devil, other times Satan." I went on to explain that Satan persuades us to believe his lies and leads us to do bad things such as make bad decisions or be naughty. Gabrielle responded by saying "We (referring to Dawson and herself) were a little like Satan today. We were naughty. Momma, is it OK if next time we are naughty I just say we are Satan?"
Some times kids say the darndest things!
Time will only tell if our little convo stuck and if she wraps her mind around the message between good {GOD} and bad {SATAN}.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Short Sexy Hair

I had to giggle when I pulled out a small tube of hair gel from Travis's bathroom drawer to doll up Dawson's new cut this past week.
The tube read - Short Sexy Hair
That about sums it up!
Travis and I disagreed about Dawson's longs locks. I was in no hurry to cut them, however Travis was wishing for more of a boyish cut. I promised Travis that after Dawson's 2 year old photos were taken that I would succumb to cutting it.
I miss his long hair, but I also love the way the new short cut draws more attention to his round checks and handsome eyes.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Green Thumb

So glad someone in this house aspires to have a green thumb.
Lord knows her Mommy doesn't!
Ms. Gabs planting bulbs with the neighbor 11/04/09

Monday, November 2, 2009

Hello 11373

October 16th we said goodbye to 20929 and hello to 11373.
After much thought about "moving up" we stepped out in faith in late January and listed what is now our previous home. Our hope was that our house would sell quickly and we could profit from the low interest rates and buyers market to upsize. We waited and waited AND cleaned and cleaned for many, many showings, but our efforts weren't fruitful. It was yet another testing of me being patient and waiting on God's perfect timing. It wasn't until mid August that we received an offer. With much reluctancy (on my part) we accepted and advanced in the search for our new home. What we found meets not only our needs (or should I say wants?) but far more. I have posted a couple shots taken in late August prior to our possession.

Front Elevation

Private wooded back yard (playset was previous owners).
The previous home owner had her son's bedrooms painted with murals that we {currently} can't bring ourselves to paint over. They are done beautifully and are pretty darn cute if I can say so myself. We chose the transportation themed room for Dawson for obvious reasons.
What boy doesn't love trains & tractors?

Dawson's bedroom murals

This giraffe is my personal favorite!
We had every intention on painting Gabrielle's room as soon as we were settled. She had her heart set on pink (her previous bedroom was a bright green). We didn't make it past night one in the new house when Gabi let it be known she LOVES her new bedroom and we ARE NOT to paint over her jungle friends.

Gabrielle's bedroom murals